Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

which rifle?

Old 12-07-2012, 08:19 AM
Super Moderator
Bocajnala's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Trumbull County, Ohio
Posts: 9,488

Another vote for the 7mm-08 here. Not any specific reason, I just like it and think you will too! Between the two you listed I'd go with the .25-06 for what you need currently.
Bocajnala is offline  
Old 12-07-2012, 09:26 AM
Nontypical Buck
Bible_Man's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Southern TN
Posts: 1,018

I, also, recommend the 7-08. Or the Rem .260, for that matter. Phenomenal rounds, and would seem to fit the bill for what you intend.
Bible_Man is offline  
Old 12-07-2012, 12:33 PM
Fork Horn
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 157

One thing alot of people dont realize about the 25-06, unless they have been arround them is that they have tremendous muzzle blast. In my opinion, that causes more flinching problems than a hard kick.
Jim Burns is offline  
Old 12-07-2012, 12:53 PM
Typical Buck
huntingkidPA's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 872

You should also take a look at a gun chambered in .257 roberts. That would be perfect for deer and antelope. Its a classic, maybe a little harder to find factory ammo than the 25-06.
huntingkidPA is offline  
Old 12-07-2012, 10:48 PM
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
NebBuckHunter's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Southeast Nebraska
Posts: 452

Information overload........ Lol

I am leaning towards the 25-06. I can't get rid of the Ruger 7mm mag with tang safety. It was a wedding present from my father in law, who also owns the ranch that I hunt. Therein I have a permanent deer rifle for the ranch. Plus, i like it. I also have points in Wyoming for elk and moose, and the 7mm mag will fit that bill. The 300 savage model 99 is my grandfather's, and I want to kind of start collecting those 99s. I love em.

Like I mentioned, I will be using this gun for an antelope hunt, but also maybe some coyotes etc. not really looking to replace anything, just kind of looking to buy another gun, and somehow I found an amazing wife that basically let's me....I am looking to maybe do an antelope hunt every 3 years or so between elk hunts....

Looks like I have some more looking to do...
NebBuckHunter is offline  
Old 12-08-2012, 11:13 AM
Nontypical Buck
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Eastern PA USA
Posts: 1,398
Cool If you really want to buy a gun...

If buying another gun is what this is about, then the 25/06 seems like the one. It fills the gap between your 22/250 and the 7 mag. I agree that the .280 (as well as the .270) are great calibers, but If I already had a 7 mag, I would just load that with a bullet/load and use it. A 139-150 gr. 7mm would be great for antelope and lots of other stuff.
JOE PA is offline  
Old 12-08-2012, 03:30 PM
Fork Horn
DeppedyDogg's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 213
Default Partial

to lever guns myself. Anything in a flat-shooting 99 Savage but IMHO the .308 in 99C is a great gun, close to .30-06 ballistics. Just sayin'!
DeppedyDogg is offline  
Old 12-10-2012, 07:36 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 96

Remnard hit it on the head and you may want to read his post again before buying.
Chester Co. Deer Hunter is offline  
Old 12-13-2012, 02:20 AM
Fork Horn
Dixie Rebel's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 310

Dixie Rebel is offline  
Old 12-13-2012, 09:21 PM
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
NebBuckHunter's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Southeast Nebraska
Posts: 452

I am really leaning towards the weatherby Vanguard in stainless 25-06. Handled one the other day. Didnt pull the trigger in it cause the wife would kill me if I came home with a new gun this close to Christmas....
NebBuckHunter is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.